Iowa Supreme Court Denies Application For Stay
DES MOINES, IA — UPDATE: The Iowa Supreme Court denies the application for stay, the emergency stay for the Argosy Casino will be lifted at 5 PM on July 30th. Previous Story: The Iowa Supreme Court has given the Argosy casino a temporary stay. Justice David Wiggins granted the emergency stay of a court order to close the riverboat casino on July 22. The stay will be in effect while the Supreme Court decides to hear Argosy's appeal of a Polk County Judge's decision last Monday. Justice Wiggins' order for a stay gave the IRGC, as well as the owner of the new Hard Rock Casino Sioux City and its non-profit partner until Monday to contest the application for the stay. If the Supreme Court decides to hear the appeal, the riverboat casino could remain open until the court rules. This process could take several months. Meanwhile, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Sioux City is still slated to open on August 1.